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From: derrick_lynch@hotmail.co.uk
To: karen.bayliss@artscouncil.org.uk
CC: enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk; black.national.party@gmail.com; enquiries@blacksolicitorsnetwork.co.uk; media@blacksolicitorsnetwork.co.uk; george.ruddock@gvmedia.co.uk; info@irr.org.uk; toyin@ligali.org; srw158@gmail.com; everton_young@yahoo.co.uk; info@obv.org.uk; selma@liftfestival.com; sarah.ebanja@berniegrantcentre.co.uk; maria.carabasel@berniegrantcentre.co.uk; omar@runnymedetrust.org
Subject: RE: The Arts Council England Race Relations
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 17:01:13 +0100

Dear Karen Bayliss Operations Manager Customer Services,

Thank you for your reply.

You wrote:
“We appreciate your frustration, but we do not hold or collect the information that you have requested, and therefore we are not being obstructive or refusing to respond to your request.”

I fail to see how the Arts Council England can have “due regard” for Race Relations without having any Racial data.

I need a full explanation from the correct person at the Arts Council England for the missing Racial Data.

It appears that the difference between the IC1, North European Race and the IC2, South European Race, as recognised by the Police, has been overlooked by the Arts Council England.

It is possible that there is poor management of relations between the IC1 White North European Race (Caucasoid) and the IC2 Dark South European Race (Melanochroid) and that this savage inequality is impacting relations between other Races and causing White Supremacy in the management of the Arts Council England.

Please will you forward my inquiry to the person responsible for equalities or give me the email address of the same person if you are unwilling to help in that way.

Public Sector Equality Duty (Equality Act 2010)

The Public Sector Equality Duty (Equality Act 2010) requires public authorities to have ‘due regard’ to the need to:

1. Eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation and any other conduct that is prohibited by or under the Act.

2. Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

3. Foster good relations between people who share a relevant protected characteristic and those who do not share it.

Race a Protected Characteristic

As you probably know Race is one of the “Protected Characteristics” in the Equality Act 2010.

Refers to the protected characteristic of Race. It refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins.

Note 1: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/private-and-public-sector-guidance/guidance-all/protected-characteristics

Race as defined by the British Police

Code

Ethnicity

IC1

White – North European / White European

IC2

White – South European / Dark European

IC3

Black

IC4

Asian (in the UK Asian refers to people from the Indian subcontinent like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal)

IC5

Chinese, Japanese, or other South East Asian

IC6

Arabic or North African / Middle Eastern

IC9

Unknown

Note 2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_codes#cite_note-mpabriefing-2

Please follow these links to understand the Official British Government codification of the differences between Race and Ethnicity.

Source:http://policeauthority.org/metropolitan/publications/briefings/2007/0703/index.html

Source: http://century.guardian.co.uk/1970-1979/Story/0,6051,106880,00.html

Race not to be confused with Ethnicity

Source: http://www.education.gov.uk/escs-isb/standardslibrary/a0077051/ethnicity-data-standard

Failure to manage Race Relations effectively results in the failure to address the problem of Racism.

________________________________________________________________

You wrote:

“Please consider my response on behalf of Arts Council England. For this reason I don’t believe it is relevant to discuss the race or ethnicity of individual members of staff.”

It appears that from the information I am receiving from the Arts Council England that there is a problem with Race Relations at the Arts Council England. As a result of way my inquiry has been handled it has caused me to doubt the management of Race Relations at the Arts Council England.

You, Karen Bayliss as well as Ashley Egan, could be White Supremacists. There is no way for me to know whether you and Ashley Egan are White Supremacists unless I ask. I cannot afford to take the risk of assuming that you and Ashley Egan are not Racists. That is why I must ask and observe your responses. It is very “relevant” to know if you and Ashley Egan are Racists when making an inquiry about Race Relations. Can you understand that?

Are you, Karen Bayliss, a White person? Yes or No?

Are you, Karen Bayliss, a Racist? Yes or No?

You wrote:

“We are also committed to promoting equality across differing socioeconomic groups.”

I doubt that statement is true and that is why I am making an inquiry. I will decide if that statement is true based on the information that I am given in this inquiry.

It is very clear that the Police recognise the Racial difference between the IC1 White North European Race (Caucasoid) and the IC2 Dark South European Race (Melanochroid) and record and use this data for legal purposes.

I am very concerned that no effort is being made to foster good relations between the European Races and how this could be impacting Race Relations in general in the work of the Arts Council England.

I look forward to your reply on this very serious issue.

King regards

Derrick Lynch, Black, IC3, B9, BEUR

From: Karen.Bayliss@artscouncil.org.uk
To: derrick_lynch@hotmail.co.uk
CC: Enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk
Subject: RE: The Arts Council England Race Relations
Date: Tue, 26 May 2015 12:21:10 +0000

Dear Mr Lynch

I am responding to your email dated 18 May which is in response to our email also dated 18 May 2015. In your emails to us you have asked for copies or evidence of:

1. The Arts Council England Race Relations Policy

2. Arts Council England report on how the Race Relations Policy has been performing to date

3. Details of how the Arts Council England manages and monitors Race Relations

We appreciate your frustration, but we do not hold or collect the information that you have requested, and therefore we are not being obstructive or refusing to respond to your request.

Please consider my response on behalf of Arts Council England. For this reason I don’t believe it is relevant to discuss the race or ethnicity of individual members of staff.

Arts Council England observes the public sector Equality Duty 2011 and the protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010. We are also committed to promoting equality across differing socioeconomic groups.

By diversity we mean the multitude of ethnicities, faiths and socioeconomic classes which reflect contemporary England. Our concept of diversity includes disabled people, older people and people of all sexual orientations. The geography of diversity spans England’s regions, from the most rural to the inner city.

Our arts-driven concept of diversity as opportunity represents a shift in perspective, from regarding diversity as a prescriptive aspect of equality legislation to understanding its creative potential and the ways in which it can promote long-term organisational resilience. We call this the Creative case for diversity. In preparing their application, applicants should find opportunities to tell us how their work will support this progressive and positive perspective.

Organisations funded through our National Portfolio are expected to show how they will contribute to the Creative Case for Diversity through the work they produce, present and distribute. We believe that with a clear approach to the Creative Case for Diversity in place, organisations will be better placed to address challenges and opportunities in relation to audience development, widening public engagement, diversifying the workforce, and refreshing leadership and governance to reflect the diversity of contemporary England across all aspects of their work.

You can find more information about our National Portfolio on the website. We also undertook an equality impact analysis because we need to ensure that the work of our fundees is inclusive of and accessible to all.

The equality impact analysis looked at evidence that would help us to address and eliminate discrimination, and promote equality of opportunity in relation to gender, race, disability and sexual orientation. Here is a link to the Equality analysis.

We don’t make decisions to award grants to an individual or organisation based on sex, age, race or any of the other protected characteristics. It is important to note that applicants do not have to tell us if they consider themselves to be of Black and Minority Ethnic origin. We don’t identify applicants or audiences by their visual assessment ethnicity codes (IC) or self-defined ethnicity codes.

You might be interested in the Equality and diversity within the arts and cultural sector report we commissioned in December 2013, to help us shape our investment process for 2015-18. Here is a link to the report, which include a section on race: http://www.artscouncil.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/browse-advice-and-guidance/equality-and-diversity-within-arts-and-cultural-sector-england#sthash.nRaIyUuw.dpuf

I hope this answers your questions fully.

Kind regards,

Karen Bayliss

Operations Manager, Customer Services

0845 300 6200

Arts Council England

National Service Centre

The Hive

49 Lever Street

Manchester

M1 1FN

From: Derrick Lynch [mailto:derrick_lynch@hotmail.co.uk]
Sent: 18 May 2015 12:43
To: Enquiries; Chief Executive; FOI
Cc: black.national.party@gmail.com; enquiries@blacksolicitorsnetwork.co.uk; media@blacksolicitorsnetwork.co.uk; george.ruddock@gvmedia.co.uk; info@irr.org.uk; toyin@ligali.org; srw158@gmail.com; everton_young@yahoo.co.uk; info@obv.org.uk;selma@liftfestival.com; Sarah.Ebanja@berniegrantcentre.co.uk; maria.carabasel@berniegrantcentre.co.uk
Subject: The Arts Council England Race Relations

RACE RELATIONS (Not Ethnicity Relations or Diversity Relations)

Dear Ashley Egan, Arts Council England,

Thank you for your response.

There appears to have been a terrible misunderstanding. I asked about Race Relations and not about Ethnicity Relations or Diversity Relations. I suspect Racism to be the problem. Poor management of Race Relations must be related to Racism. Race is one of the “Protected Characteristics” in the Equality Act 2010.

Note 1: http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/private-and-public-sector-guidance/guidance-all/protected-characteristics

Note 2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_codes#cite_note-mpabriefing-2

You wrote:

“the creation of fairer entry and progression routes, as well as more diverse leadership and governance”

1. How does the Arts Council England record and monitor Race Equality in their effort to achieve diverse leadership and governance? Please provide the evidence.

You wrote:

” there is not currently any race relations legislation in this country.”

2. Are you implying that the effective management of Race Relations is not part of what is required by the Equality Act 2010?

3. Are you, Ashley Egan, a White person?

Please follow these links to understand the Official British Government codification of the differences between Race and Ethnicity.

Source:http://policeauthority.org/metropolitan/publications/briefings/2007/0703/index.html

Source: http://century.guardian.co.uk/1970-1979/Story/0,6051,106880,00.html

The information that you have provided appears to be addressing the issue of ethnicity and not Race. Below I have given the link to the Ethnicity Data Standard as specified by the Information Standards Board.

Source: http://www.education.gov.uk/escs-isb/standardslibrary/a0077051/ethnicity-data-standard

Failure to manage Race Relations effectively results in the failure to address the problem of Racism.

I have copied the Institute of Race Relations in on the inquiry so that they can help clarify any Race issues because there are more ethnicities than there are Races as defined by the Police.

Please could you let me know what efforts the Arts Council England has been making to address inequalities between the IC1 White North European and the IC2 Dark South European Races?

It is very clear that the Police recognise the Racial difference between the IC1 White North European and the IC2 Dark South European Races and record and use this data for legal purposes.

I am now very concerned that no effort is being made to achieve Race Equality at the Arts Council England.

These links may help to explain what I mean by Race Relations in contrast to Ethnicity Relations or Diversity Relations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_codes#cite_note-mpabriefing-2

http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/private-and-public-sector-guidance/guidance-all/protected-characteristics

I look forward to your reply on this very serious issue.

King regards

Derrick Lynch, Black, IC3, B9, BEUR

From: Enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk
To: derrick_lynch@hotmail.co.uk
Subject: RE: contact form response
Date: Mon, 18 May 2015 10:33:02 +0000

Dear Mr Lynch,

Thank you for your enquiry.

All individuals and organisations who are funded or receive grants from the Arts Council must comply with our standard conditions for grants. All funded organisations are required to abide by all applicable laws and best practice, including any guidance produced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. You can more information on the Equality Act 2010 on the website.

We do not have any specific Race Relations policies or reports on our website as there is not currently any race relations legislation in this country.

However, Arts Council England is committed to diversity and we want to encourage and promote a diverse and appropriate professional workforce in the arts and cultural sector. We do this by supporting investment in leadership development and the creation of fairer entry and progression routes, as well as more diverse leadership and governance.

For further information about Arts Council England work within the area of Diversity you can visit the Advice and Guidance section of our website. In this area, we publish specific pieces of research and guidance that we provide on various art forms and challenges within the delivery and cultivation of the arts. It may be useful for you to visit the specific Diversity section of our advice and guidance area for further information on the research we have done in this area.

You may find our work on the Creative case for Diversity of particular interest.

I hope this will be useful to you. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us by emailing enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk or calling 0845 300 6200.

Kind Regards,

Ashley Egan
Administrator, Customer Services
National Support Centre – The Hive
Arts Council England
Telephone: 0845 300 6200
Fax: +44 (0)161 934 4426
Mailto:enquiries@artscouncil.org.uk

www.artscouncil.org.uk

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From: derrick_lynch@hotmail.co.uk [mailto:derrick_lynch@hotmail.co.uk]
Sent: 17 May 2015 12:54
To: Enquiries
Subject: contact form response

Arts Council contact form enquiry

name: Derrick Lynch

email: derrick_lynch@hotmail.co.uk

body: From: derrick_lynch@hotmail.co.uk

To: chiefexecutive@artscouncil.org.uk; foi@artscouncil.org.uk

CC: selma@liftfestival.com; black.national.party@gmail.com; info@irr.org.uk

Subject: The Arts Council England Race Relations

Date: Sun, 17 May 2015 12:51:24 +0100

To whom it may concern at the Arts Council England,

I am Derrick Lynch and I attended a Lift Project event on Saturday 16 May 2015 at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre in Tottenham, were I met Selma Nicholls the Lift Project Manager. I was very impressed by what I saw at the Lift Project event and as a result of what I experienced I decided that I would like to contribute to the Lift Project. I also have heard some disturbing news about the Race Relations in the Arts Council England and the Institute of Contemporary Arts and how this could be impacting the Lift Project. I prefer not to go by rumours so I have decided to make some inquiries for myself and my community.

I live at 5 Hedge Hill, Enfield, London, EN2 8RU.

I am classified, by the British Government, as an IC3, Black, Male.

I have attached illustrated versions of the Race and Ethnicity Codes as used by the British Police and Civil Services.

I am a victim of Racism which I understand as being the same as White Supremacy.

I have been reading the Arts Council England website.

Please could you send me:

1. The Arts Council England Race Relations Policy.

2. A Arts Council England report on how the Race Relations Policy has been performing to date.

3. Details of how the Arts Council England manages and monitors Race Relations.

Please process this request for information under the Freedom of Information Act if necessary.

Kind regards

Derrick Lynch, IC3, B9, BEUR

phone:

address line1:

address line2:

town:

postcode:

enquiry type choices:

Getting funding from the Arts Council.

Information about the Arts Council.

http://www.artscouncil.org.uk

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IC3 BLACK POWER

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